Everyone is talking about Jared Gaither’s decision to stay on the field Sunday night rather than come out after injuring his groin. His choice to remain in the game backfired when he gave up a strip sack of Philip Rivers. This afternoon, the left tackle opened up about what was going through his mind at the time.
“I got hurt. Simple as that. I tried to fight through the injury and it didn’t work. I thought I could still perform and do the job, otherwise I wouldn’t have stayed out there. In the heat of the moment, all I was thinking about was finishing, helping the team and fighting through the injury that I felt.”
Gaither’s groin is getting better each day, and he is hopeful he can suit up vs. the Broncos.
“I’m feeling good. I’m getting better every day and I’m really looking forward to Monday night. I don’t want to gauge anything or speculate, but I’m working hard on maintaining where I’m at and getting better. My goal is to play, and that’s where my focus is.”
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Ryan Mathews sat out yesterday’s practice for an undisclosed reason, but any fear that it was serious subsided as #24 was back on the field today for practice.
Mathews put forth his best effort of the season Sunday night, rushing for 80 yards and a touchdown and catching six balls for 59 yards.
Be sure to check out our Chargers Report later today for the latest on Mathews and the rest of your Chargers.
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The good news for the Chargers is that two their most valuable offensive players, Philip Rivers and Ryan Mathews, have been historically dominant against the Denver Broncos.
Rivers has a 9-3 record versus the Broncos, including 20 TDs, seven ints and a career passer rating of 102.7. He has an overall record of 40-8 in games in which he has a passer rating of 100.0 or higher. Rivers is 28-10 as a starter versus the AFC West.
Meanwhile, Mathews has rushed for more than 120 yards in his last three outings versus the Broncos (120, 125, and 137 yards).
So who do you think will have the bigger game vs. Denver, Rivers or Mathews? Let us know in the comments below.
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